Police launched a manhunt yesterday for a man who tried to abduct a 9 year old Bronx girl.  The man tried to lure the girl into a white van Wednesday as she waited for a bus at around 5 p.m. at the corner of West Farms Road and East Tremont Avenue, telling her that her mother had sent him to the bus stop to pick her up.  The girl said when she refused to get into his van, he jumped out of the vehicle and grabbed her left arm.  But the girl fought back, kicking him a few times before running off.  He got back into his van and sped off.  He is described as a heavyset white or Hispanic man, between 40 and 45 year old, about 6 feet tall with a beard and mustache.  Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

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